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Animal Chaplain October 2023

At the Blessing of the Animals outside the church at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, BBUUC members and friends will have the opportunity to tangibly bless Jacksonville’s animals by making donations of cat food, dog food, and other items to First Coast No More … read more.

2023 Blessing of the Animals

Saturday October 14th at 3 pm

Franciscan Friar Manny Andrade and BBUUC Animal Chaplain Elizabeth DeCoux will conduct a Blessing of the Animals outside the church at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14.  The blessing is held each year near the Feast Day of St. … read more.

Animal Chaplain Article September 2023

The animals of Florida and the world have reason to be grateful to the children of BBUUC’s Religious Education program.  This summer our children took specific, concrete action to be part of the solution for animals.  

Beginning in July, they gathered signatures in support of making … read more.

Animal Chaplain August 2023

There’s a famous story about New York Yankees Manager Yogi Berra.  One very hot night, he attended a party hosted by New York Mayor John Lindsay and his wife Mary.  As Yogi strolled in, wearing a lime green suit on the sweltering evening, Ms. Lindsay … read more.

Animal Chaplain July 2023

July is Bison Month in the United States.  The American Bison is the official mammal of the United States, serving along with the Bald Eagle as a national symbol.  The bison is also the heaviest free-ranging animal in the U.S., some weighing in at over … read more.

Animal Chaplain Column June 2023

June 9 is the Feast Day of St. Columba of Ireland.  At the age of 77, after a long career of devotion and service, St. Columba knew the time of his death was drawing near.  He decided to make one last visit to the brothers … read more.

Animal Chaplain May 2023

In the United States, May is Kindness to Animals Month.  Being kind to animals is not just the right thing to do; it is a spiritual practice.  As Unitarian Universalists, we covenant to affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence of … read more.

Ebay Charitable Sales to Benefit BBUUC

A message from Don DeStephano

I would like to remind everyone that the Church is registered as a charity with Ebay.  This means a seller on Ebay can designate all or a portion of the proceeds to be donated to BBUUC.  If you have not … read more.

Animal Chaplain Column April 2023

BBUUC’s Animal Chaplain, Elizabeth DeCoux, is available for members seeking spiritual help related to animals, such as blessings, celebrations of life, prayers, attendance at euthanasia, and other services. 

April 2023 Animal Ministry Article:  by Elizabeth DeCoux

 Invite your friend to visit you in a dream.  Write … read more.

Wisdom on the Way

Wisdom on the Way: Friday Evening Talks and Discussion with

Mark Yount, Resumes Friday, May 5th

What matters most in Life? Is religious faith good or bad? Who Am I? Am I really free? Is truth a real thing? What kind of society … read more.